University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Madelyne Camrud will give reading Nov. 4

Madelyne Camrud will read from her new collection of poems, Oddly Beautiful, on Monday, Nov. 4, at 5 p.m. in 121 Merrifield

Madelyne Camrud

Madelyne Camrud


Camrud has lived all but nine months of her life in North Dakota.  She earned degrees in visual arts and creative writing from UND , and taught in the English department before taking a position at the North Dakota Museum of Art where she served as Director of Audience Development.  For several years, Camrud curated the Museum’s auctions.

Her poems have appeared in numerous journals including Kalliope, Painted Bridge Quarterly, Descant, Soundings East, Water~Stone Review, and in the anthologies, Prairie Volcano and The Talking of Hands.  Camrud is the author of This House Is Filled with Cracks, a Minnesota Voices Prize winner in poetry published by New Rivers Press in 1994.  Two of her poems were chosen to air on Garrison Keillor’s Writers Almanac.

In the spring of 2005, North Dakota Poet Laureate Larry Woiwode named Camrud an Associate Poet Laureate of North Dakota.

She will be interviewed by NPR at 3 p.m. Nov. 4, and then will read at 5 p.m. in 121 Merrifield Hall.

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